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4.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.33
3 Reviews

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By Akumu (3865 McR Points) on Dec 24, 2013

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Akumu
3865 McR Points
December 29, 2013
I've seen a few comments of this road on another…
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ThomSS
3238 McR Points
September 9, 2020
Been on 145 a couple times past few years. Rode…
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Written Directions

From 821 North to Lower Salem, Ohio take the right onto 145 North. (It starts off as Main St. but leaves town shortly thereafter.)

Scenery

There's not a hell of a lot of scenery, but I wouldn't exactly call it boring. Truth be told, the further north you get the more you're going to be wanting to be focused on the road, with all of it's blind hills.

Drive Enjoyment

The further north you are the better condition the road is in (a 5). Further south it's just fine at 4.

Tourism Opportunities

Not much. Like many of the roads in and around Wayne's it's a ride, not really a destination for a bar/club/fuel etc.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This road is nick named 'The Rollercoaster' for a reason. While there's plenty of roads in this area with blind hills I do believe I counted into the late teens of blind hills on this road, and the further north you are the more anxious you may become. Great fun.

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Akumu
December 29, 2013
3865 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I've seen a few comments of this road on another site that people don't especially consider this road note worthy. Then I've been trapped behind, what I can only imagine as, these people riding the road so slowly, due to it's blind hills. The blind hills, twisties, sweepers and yes even blind hills during a twisty turn or a sweeper are what make this road so much for to ride fast or fairly fast. The unexpected of what's down the road is great. This road was named this way by my friend just because of that. That said, I really like this road and try to work it into all of my Wayne's runs.

Update from Ohio’s Road Ranger (July 30th, 2020): As of June 2020 this road is in good condition for pretty much the entire length. As usual, check www.OHGO.com for info on any pop-up construction.
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ThomSS
September 9, 2020
3238 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Slingshot
Been on 145 a couple times past few years. Rode it Labor Day weekend 2020 from Lower Salem to Beallsville. Had open road in front of us almost the whole time. More of rollercoaster on north end. Pavement was good. It's a twisty, hilly, fun ride! Check it out!
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rjratkus
October 15, 2021
80 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Really liked this ride. Nice turns and twists and ups and downs. Part of our 3 day ride and would keep this on your list of things to do. Day 3 Marietta, OH to Parkersburg, WVA Name => Ohio’s Dragon Tail ~ 266 Miles Marietta OH to McConnelsville OH -> Wayne National Forest Run #27 in Ohio McConnelsville OH to Glouster OH -> Ohio’s Dragon Tail #4 in Ohio Glouster OH to Chester Hill Oh -> Ridgetop Fun on Rt. 377 #58 in Ohio Chester Hill OH to Brush Creek OH -> The Triple Nickel Rt. 555 #1 in Ohio Brush Creek OH to Beverly OH -> River Run Rt. 60 #27 in Ohio Beverly OH to Dexter City OH -> Ohio Rt. 339 #76 in Ohio Stop in McConnelsville for homemade sweets at MoCo’s Dip-n-Sip Dexter City OH to Lower Salem OH -> Old US 21 #68 in Ohio Lower Salem OH to Clarington OH -> The Roller Coaster Rt. 145 #56 in Ohio Clarington OH to Altitude OH -> Sykes Ridge Road County Rd 4 #58 in Ohio Altitude OH to Hannibal OH -> cousin of “The Tail of The Dragon” #2 in Ohio
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